Why not make a ‘compost sandwich? You can nurture the earth to grow flowers and your own vegetable garden. Over the last couple of years, the Captain has made several of these composts. Here are some the the things I’ve learned:
What is a ‘Compost Sandwich’?
A sandwich compost is almost maintenance free and utilizes the layering of brown and green material, which in turn promotes air flow, faster migration of bugs, and reasonable turn-around for re-usable compost. A great bottom layer for your garden bed that brings life to your garden.
This method reduces compost maintenance time because you lay it out once and it works the way you build it. Other compost methods require more management constantly filling or emptying, tilling or turning of the material you put into it.
To begin with, find a 100 – 200 square foot area to compost with.
Look for ways to contain your compost – building 2 foot walls with rock concrete blocks or wood is helpful but not necessary using this method. You can simply layer out your material with no containment at all. It is usually fully exposed to all elements and should be a reasonable distance from housing (100 feet or more).